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Arup Associates

Arup Associates

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Publication Date: October 15th, 2018
Historic England Publishing
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A major presence on the architectural scene for more than half a century, Arup Associates emerged from Ove Arup’s famous engineering consultancy in the mid-twentieth century as a reflection of Arup’s vision of “total design.” With its architects, engineers, and other professionals working collaboratively, Arup Associates offered a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to the design of buildings.
            The first monograph on Arup Associates in more than thirty years, this book examines the work of the firm from the 1950s to the 1990s, assessing the contributions of its leading designers—including Sir Philip Dowson, Derek Sugden, and Peter Foggo—and revisiting some of the company’s most groundbreaking designs, from the Snape Maltings concert hall to its projects at Finsbury Avenue and Broadgate. Informed by interviews with many former and current members of the practice, this beautifully illustrated book offers a new perspective on an exceptional body of architectural design.

About the Author

Kenneth Powell is an architectural critic and historian who has written extensively on British twentieth-century architecture.